9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

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Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Shimla reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Historic Sites

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Solang Valley and Beas River. International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manali travel route planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Dalhousie

— 1 night
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 28th (Sat), browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and then browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala vacation planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.